Trump chooses impulse over strategy as crises mount. Trump is using American foreign policy as his stress ball. Trump’s new foreign policy team is looking a lot more Republican. Let’s talk about Donald Trump vs. the “deep state”: The civil war within the executive branch could destroy us all. Trump still doesn’t take Russia seriously. Trump vs Putin? Time to be “scared” — Susan Glasser interviews Julia Ioffe. Trump is already wagging the dog: The 1997 film was about inventing distraction, not starting an actual war. The stranger things about polarization and foreign policy: We might be in a world where Trump’s base will swallow whatever he tells them. Trump’s supporters don’t care about his flip-flops on Syria — we checked.